Ronny Lam

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Apple Maps Is Useless

The difference between Apple Maps and Google Maps has not been more clear to me than today. Of course I noticed minor detauls before, like “Stationsplein Schiphol Oost” that cannot be found in Apple Maps, but can in Google.

Something like this happened to me today. I was standing in the middle of Utrecht when my wife called me to buy something from the pharmacy. The easiest thing to do is search for pharmacy in Maps. Well, in Apple Maps the nearest pharmacy was 63km away, in Rotterdam. In Google Maps, there was one 100 meters away, lucky me, and another one 2km away.

To me it is searches like these that make the difference and it is obvious that Apple is not quite there yet.